Multipartner Financing Facility for the Highlands Highway (ADB-48444-002)

  • Papua New Guinea
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 680.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,015.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

The Highlands region consists of seven mountainous landlocked provinces with high agricultural production of fresh produce and cash crops, mainly coffee, tea, and cocoa, contributing a third of PNG's gross domestic product; and mineral and petroleum resources accounts for nearly 80% of national exports. The 1,200 km long 2-lane rural Highlands Highway is the lifeline for the Highlands region connecting 1,800 km of regional and feeder roads servicing about 3 million people, of whom 85% are rural, and transferring goods. The Highway connects the Highlands region to the coastal provinces and the country's main port in Lae.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Department of Works
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

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